Naas, Mauger, Raunecker, and Leslie Management Unit

Size: 45 acres combined

Land Description: A mixed conifer-deciduous forest and cedar swamp with springs and small pond. Located between Second and Fourth streets, these complex of preserves is found just a few blocks west of downtown Harbor Springs.

Trails: A flat, easy trail that includes boardwalk over wet areas and connects local roads for neighborhood pathways.

History: The Naas, Mauger, and Raunecker Preserve was donated in the late 1980s by the Naas and Mauger families in memory of Richard H. and Lydia Naas Raunecker. The original Leslie Preserve was donated by Mr. and Mrs. Gaylord Leslie in 1981. A small addition to the Leslie Preserve was donated anonymously in 2005.

Directions: From Main Street in downtown Harbor Springs, travel west past Holy Childhood Church until the road dead ends on Traverse Street. Take a right and travel four blocks to Fourth Street. Turn left. The preserve entrance is about ¼ mile on the left. The trail will cross Second Street and pick up again to take you across the Leslie Preserve and over to Glenn Drive.

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